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Team Emma - FLI's 4th Annual Spelling Bee

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BENEFITING: FAMILY LEARNING INSTITUTE

EVENT DATE: Jun 04, 2010

Daniel Rubenstein

THE STORY:

As most of you know, our daughter, Emma, passed away last August at the age of 14, when she lost her 18-month battle with leukemia. Perhaps the trait that stands out most in our memories is her wide and deep love of knowledge and learning. In her honor, and to continue Dan's six-years of service on its board of directors, this year we are entering a three-person team, Team Emma, in The Family Learning Institute's (FLI's) fourth annual Bee on Board for Literacy spelling bee. The team consists of some of Emma's favorite teachers, a tradition we hope to continue in future years. The contenders this year are Anita Ringo (Bach Elementary, 5th grade), Gretchen Hahn (Slauson Middle School, science), and Jan MacKenzie (Slauson Middle School, counselor). First, a bit about FLI, then, how you can help support Team Emma.

FLI offers no-cost, one-on-one reading, writing and math coaching and mentoring to low-income Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti children, grades 3-8, who are performing below grade level. Founded in 2000, Dan has been on the board since 2004, and this year serves as treasurer. A just society requires some semblance of equal opportunity, and FLI fosters that goal by giving disadvantaged kids the tools and confidence they need to begin to realize their dreams.

We ask your support by sponsoring Team Emma with a generous donation, and/or by attending the event. Come sit at our table! Every year has been fun and raucous, and increasingly competitive, as local schools, businesses, and individuals duke it out for bragging rights. There will be food and drinks.

We're accepting donations in any amount, but our team is trying to raise $1,000. If you'd like to attend, tickets are $35 (just donate at least enough for the number of tickets you want, and let us know in the 'message' field how many -- your tickets will be waiting at 'will call' the day of the Bee). Tickets may also be purchased directly from FLI at 734-995-6816, www.familylearninginstitute.org, or amy@familylearninginstitute.org. Or, you can donate or buy tickets by sending a check made out to The Family Learning Institute, 1954 S. Industrial, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Except for $10 per ticket, to cover food and drink, donations are fully tax deductible.

The Family Learning Institute's Fourth Annual Spelling Bee Fundraiser
Bee on Board for Literacy
Friday, June 4, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
Morris Lawrence Building
Washtenaw Community College

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To This Fundraiser

$1,225

MONEY RAISED
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  • Gayle Thomas

    $100

  • Tom Michniacki

    $40

  • Claire Lieberman and Steve Katz

    $25

  • Laura Raynor

    $35

  • Shelley Bruder

    $25

  • Emily Jenkins

    $150

  • Carla Sinopoli

    $30

  • Julia & Jenny Hu

    $30

  • Julia and Jessica

    $30

  • Lister Family

    $50

  • Carol Detmer

    $20

  • The Rasche Family

    $100

  • Amy Rolfes

    $100

  • Maia Armaleo

    $20

  • Paquetta Anne Palmer

    $20

  • Offline Donations

    $450

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123% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $1,225 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Daniel Rubenstein

Amount Raised

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123% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Donor Comments

Offline Donations

Offline Donations

DONATION: $450

6 years ago

Paquetta Anne Palmer

Paquetta Anne Palmer

DONATION: $20

Go Team Emma!!!! 7 years ago

Maia Armaleo

Maia Armaleo

DONATION: $20

7 years ago

Amy Rolfes

Amy Rolfes

DONATION: $100

7 years ago

The Rasche Family

The Rasche Family

DONATION: $100

Go Team!! Happy to support you in Emma's name! 7 years ago

Carol Detmer

Carol Detmer

DONATION: $20

Go Team Emma!! 7 years ago

Lister Family

Lister Family

DONATION: $50

7 years ago

Julia and Jessica

Julia and Jessica

DONATION: $30

7 years ago

Julia & Jenny Hu

Julia & Jenny Hu

DONATION: $30

What a great project! Wish you have a successful event, Dan! 7 years ago

Carla Sinopoli

Carla Sinopoli

DONATION: $30

7 years ago